Tomes and Talismans

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This cover design is like a personal affront.
"Introduction by Gary Shteyngart" is NOT HELPING.

This cover design is like a personal affront.

"Introduction by Gary Shteyngart" is NOT HELPING.

Bondo-san getting all Convertible to Yokohama in You Only Live Twice:
Tiger pulled up a chair and faced Bond across the low drink table. He poured himself a liberal tot of Suntory and splashed in the soda. The sound of night traffic from the main Tokyo-Yokohama road came in from somewhere beyond the surrounding houses, only a few of which now showed doll’s-house squares of yellow light. It was the end of September, but warm. It was ten minutes to midnight.
It’s also far less racist than Roald Dahl’s movie script. Still pretty racist tho.

Bondo-san getting all Convertible to Yokohama in You Only Live Twice:

Tiger pulled up a chair and faced Bond across the low drink table. He poured himself a liberal tot of Suntory and splashed in the soda. The sound of night traffic from the main Tokyo-Yokohama road came in from somewhere beyond the surrounding houses, only a few of which now showed doll’s-house squares of yellow light. It was the end of September, but warm. It was ten minutes to midnight.

It’s also far less racist than Roald Dahl’s movie script. Still pretty racist tho.

I was already fairly thrilled just to see Todd Haynes talk about Velvet Goldmine, but today the MCA notified ticket holders to show up 2 hours early because Haynes demanded they screen the movie, too.
I gotta be real careful not to let too many ca. 2005 demon powers re-activate.

I was already fairly thrilled just to see Todd Haynes talk about Velvet Goldmine, but today the MCA notified ticket holders to show up 2 hours early because Haynes demanded they screen the movie, too.

I gotta be real careful not to let too many ca. 2005 demon powers re-activate.

SUP

DMK waiter axing whether we did drugs before coming over. Kid, I do not need this. What I need is fried pickles. Bring them forth immediately.

Don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are I couldn’t help it It’s all your fault.

Don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn’t help it
It’s all your fault.

For once, I didn’t know who might start singing “Be Prepared” first.
…I mean, no, as always, it was me. But it was a near thing.

For once, I didn’t know who might start singing “Be Prepared” first.

…I mean, no, as always, it was me. But it was a near thing.

He used to think he wanted to be good, he wanted to be kind, he wanted to be brave and wise, but it was all pretty difficult. He wanted to be loved, too, if he could fit it in.

Tender is the Night by Scott Fitzgerald, 1934

You can’t fight city hall.

You can’t fight city hall.